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IBM unveils Dubai blockchain deal

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

IBM has launched a blockchain initiative for trade finance with telecom operator du, Dubai Customs, Dubai Trade, Emirates NBD and Banco Santander. The plan is to explore the use of logistics solutions for the import and re-export process of goods in and out of Dubai. Using Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Cloud, their blockchain solution transmits […]

Emirates NBD steps up digital banking game with Cockpit Application launch

Emirates NBD digitises branches

Emirates NBD has launched Cockpit Application, an intelligent new CRM solution for branches. The bank has also introduced biometric digital signatures and straight-through processing (STP) of digital forms.

Dubai gets first fintech accelerator

Dubai International Financial Centre

FinTech Hive, to be housed at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai’s Central Business District (CBD), is set to launch this quarter. Accenture runs fintech innovation labs in New York, London, and Hong Kong; and has been tasked with setting up and operating the accelerator. Aimed at providing better financial services technology to […]

Emirates Islamic Bank live with new core banking system

Emirates Islamic Bank migrates to new core banking platform

Emirates Islamic Bank, a Shari’ah-compliant banking subsidiary of Emirates NBD, has migrated to a new core banking platform, Infosys’ Finacle.

Infosys blockchain powers ICICI Bank and Emirates NBD trade finance ops


ICICI Bank and Emirates NBD say they have successfully executed the “first” banking transactions using blockchain in international trade finance in India and the UAE respectively. The development saw the exchange and authentication of remittance transaction messages as well as original international trade documents related to purchase orders, invoices, shipping and insurance, among others, electronically […]

Emirates NBD unveils innovation lab


Emirates NBD has established its Future Lab, part of its digital strategy to speed up the development of digital and mobile banking services in the UAE. The bank says the lab is the “first of its kind in the UAE banking sector”, and will act as a “strategic think tank” in addition to being a […]

Emirates NBD launches mobile contactless payments solution


Emirates NBD has unveiled Emirates NBD Pay, an NFC-based mobile contactless payment solution. The UAE-based bank says it is the “first” in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEMEA) to incorporate Visa’s Token Service technology to launch a contactless payment solution. Suvo Sarkar, senior EVP and group head – retail banking and wealth […]

Emirates NBD to launch UAE’s “first” digital bank for millennials


Emirates NBD is planning to launch the UAE’s “first” digital bank targeted at millennials. The new bank is part of its three-year AED 500 million ($136 million) strategy to improve its processes, products and services. Shayne Nelson, group CEO of Emirates NBD, says this “digital transformation plan” is its “commitment to the future”. The bank’s […]